Book Reviews of Byzantium

Author: Stephen R. Lawhead
ISBN-13: 9780061057540
ISBN-10: 0061057541
Publication Date: 8/1/1997
Pages: 870
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 66 ratings
Publisher: HarperPrism
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
This is one of the best books I ever read.
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Helpful Score: 4
One of my favorite authors. I blaze through his books in a couple of days. The books tend to have a religious bent so if that isn't your thing, stay away from this author.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book. It's good historical fiction; its hero is an Irish monk who ends up a slave of the Vikings and then in the Holy Roman Emperor's court in Constantinople. There's enough action and misadventure and plot twists to keep the reader entertained, and it really reads quite quickly. I did wish that the book included an introduction to help put the story into historical context -- I had to do a little research to remind myself why Constantinople was the "new Rome" in pre-Crusades Middle Ages -- but that's why we have google, I guess.
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I read the first two books of Lawhead's Celtic Crusade trilogy and was not overly impressed. The books were ok but not so good that I wanted to invest my time in the final book. I decided to read Byzantium and I am so glad I did. This stand alone historical novel is outstanding. I just didn't want it to end.
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This book is an excellent read. It was surprisingly funnny at certain times and even had me in tears at other times. Stephen Lawhead is one of my favorite authors and I would recommend this book to anyone.
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I really enjoyed this book, especially the ending where a valuable lesson was learned..

P.S. I have a paperback copy of this book in my possession but I am reluctant to post it on PBS because the book is kind of rough. If any PBS member is interested in my copy, feel free to contact me.
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in great shape